A Wisconsin woman died after a semi-truck collided with her vehicle on the highway in Wilton township. The incident occurred on September 29 when a vehicle was driving eastbound on County A. The vehicle was crossing the Highway 131 intersection when a semi-truck plowed into it. The passenger vehicle flipped over and trapped the passengers inside.
The woman in the vehicle passed away at the scene while the driver and another passenger were airlifted to a hospital for catastrophic injuries. The condition of the truck driver has not yet been released. The local police department shut down part of the highway for five hours while they investigated the crash. According to the authorities, the crash is still under investigation.
Victims of car accidents often find themselves dealing with serious injuries that change their lives permanently. This can include brain damage, physical disabilities, emotional trauma, chronic pain, death of loved ones and other issues. In addition to their physical and mental struggles, they might also have to deal with medical and funeral bills and the sudden inability to work.
A lawyer could help an individual navigate these life-changing circumstances. Working with an attorney, a plaintiff could gather evidence to show that the other driver was at fault. They might use this information to file a claim with the other party’s insurance company. While the insurance company might offer a settlement, it’s typically a fraction of what the individual is entitled to. The attorney may help the victim, or the victim’s family if the accident was fatal, negotiate for compensation that covers medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.